Broken but Beautiful – Live at the Bandra Film Festival

Life & Living of sex workers as portrayed in films is just about as far as you can get from the truth.

Bandra Film Festival (BFF), a digital film festival presented by Filmkaravan in collaboration with YouTube will be showcasing two poignant films based on life & vicissitudes of sex workers under the theme ‘Broken but Beautiful’.

The first film is Tikli & Laxmi Bomb stars Chitrangada Chakraborty, Vibhawari Deshpande, Saharsh Kumar Shukla and directed by Aditya Kripalani. The 2 hours 13-minute-long film is about two sex workers who decide to kick men out of the system and form a cooperative that runs the business for women and by women.

Speaking about the lineup of films, Pooja Kohli Taneja, Artistic Director of Bandra Film Festival, stated, “Broken but Beautiful captures feminism. It is a theme that showcases lives of perhaps the most oppressed women in our society yet how empowered they are to really fight the system. We are really a lucky lot, to sit back, sip our coffee and talk about feminism. The women who face oppression on a regular basis, standing up for their rights is a very different ball game. Through Broken but Beautiful we would like to salute these women for their exemplary resilience and strength to not only endure but to strive for change”.

The second film Bahadur: The Accidental Brave is a Nepali film acted and directed by Aditya Seth. The film talks about labor migration to India.  Many Nepalese migrant workers are susceptible to high risk sexual behavior and end up contracting HIV. Far West Nepal from where maximum labor migration to Mumbai happens is reeling under the impact of an HIV micro epidemic. This documentary is an in depth look into the brave Nepalese migrants’ life in a social, economic and political context.

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Directed by Shaad Ali

Music by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy     

Lyrics by Gulzar

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Anjaan: Trailer

Anjaan Poster 2Anjaan marks the coming together of writer, director and producer N.Lingusamy and popular actor Suriya for the first time. Produced jointly by UTV and Thirrupathi Brothers, Anjaan is written by Lingusamy and Brinda Sarathy. The film features an ensemble star cast which apart from Suriya includes Samantha Ruth Prabhu, Manoj Bajpai, Vidyut Jamwal, Soori, Dalip Tahil, Asif Basra, Murli Sharma etc. Chitrangada Singh and Maryam Zakaria feature in item numbers as well. The music is by Yuvan Shankar Raja while Santosh Sivan is the DOP and Anthony is the editor.Continue reading “Anjaan: Trailer”

Trailer of Sudhir Mishra's Inkaar

After Yeh Saali Zingadi which was surprisingly a relatively lighter film unlike his earlier works, veteran writer-director Sudhir Mishra is back now with Inkaar. If the first look poster reminded you of Disclosure/Aitraaz then the trailer will probably reinforce the view.Continue reading “Trailer of Sudhir Mishra's Inkaar”